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Tayshas Spotlight: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror!

The Tayshas Reading List for 2011 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great fantasy, horror, and science fiction reads or the entire 2011 Reading List

Freeman Teen Advisory Board

Freeman TAB Members

Are you opinionated? Are you creative? Do you want to earn volunteer hours? Do you like food? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re the perfect candidate for the Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Our next meeting is Monday, November 29th @ 4:30 pm in the first floor Meeting Room.

What exactly is TAB, you might ask? The Freeman TAB provides an excellent leadership opportunity to local teens, who provide input on Library programming and events, Library materials, and marketing. TAB members also participate in special volunteer and community-oriented projects.

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2011 Texas Lone Stars

lone star belt buckleThe Lone Star list is released each year by the Young Adult Round Table of the Texas Library Association to highlight exceptional recreational reading titles for tweens and teens in grades 6-8. There are some great reads, as always, on this year’s list. What have you read? What are you happy made the list? If you were to make a list of your top books from 2010, what would you include?
 

2011 Lone Star List

National Book Award Winners Announced!

books stacked by colorEach year the National Book Foundation honors literary excellence with the National Book Award. An independent panel of published authors chooses which books of the past year to honor with this prestigious award. This year the judges for the Young People’s Literature category were Laban Carrick Hill, Kelly Link, Tor Seidler,

New Mysteries for Teens

eye-spy logoIf you love a good mystery, you might check out some of these great titles all published in the past year.
 

New Teen Mysteries

 

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